Hi and welcome to my next tutorial - "Ballad style solo". In this lesson I would like to show you some melodic phrasing ideas for a ballad feel.
Bad Religion are a punk rock band that started in 1979 in Los Angeles, U.S.A. The song weʼre looking at was the first single from their “The Dissent of Man” album
released in 2010.
In this lesson, we are going to learn one of Lagwagonʼs most popular tracks called “Violins.” This track featured on the bandʼs third album “Hoss.”
“Alien” is a track off Pennywise’s “Straight Ahead” album that was released in 1999 on Epitaph Records. It was Pennywise’s first song that reached mainstream radio.
This song, written by The Offspring, was featured on the album “Ixnay on the Hombre” which came out in 1997. It is a fairly fast punk rock song typical of the 90’s punk rock bands.
This song is leaning more on the heavy side
of New Found Glory with some fast hardcore style alternate picking on the low E5 chord.
The song we’re looking at is off of their incredibly successful “American Idiot” album and is the first track off of it. This is quite a fast track, clocking in at 176 beats per minute, but because the rhythms are all quarter and eighth notes, it’s quite easy to play.
This is a short lesson introducing the concept of pitch axis. It features a melody and short solo in the style of Joe Satriani.
'Skippy' is a short original piece that covers the technique most notably fashioned by Paul Gilbert; string skipping. Highlighting the major, minor and diminished shapes whilst incorporating hybrid picking to provide an easier route to achieving high speed and fluency.
"Goodbye" covers a 20 bar solo over a punk/rock progression. The first aim of demonstration is some simple, yet effective pentatonic ideas and extra note choice. Another highlight is how to build your solo through "gears", building up to the fast flashy stuff, which is essential for a coherent & interesting structure